chsh—Change your login shell

chsh [ –s shell ] [ –l ] [ –u ] [ –v ] [ username ]

chsh is used to change your login shell. If a shell is not given on the command line, chsh prompts for one.

chsh will accept the full pathname of any executable file on the system. However, it will issue a warning if the shell is not listed in the /etc/shells file.


Options Description
–s, —shell Specify your login shell.
–l, —list-shells Print the list of shells listed in /etc/shells and exit.
–u, —help Print a usage message and exit.
-v, —version Print version information and exit.

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